About Traumatic Hip Injuries
Traumatic Injuries Can Have a Dramatic Impact
Trauma-related arthritis is the third most common cause of joint damage. It results from damage to the joint from a previous injury. After the injury, bone and cartilage may not heal properly which can lead to:
Up to 20,000 new cases of AVN are reported each year. AVN is a disabling condition that can cause:
If you are diagnosed with AVN and the head of your femur (thigh bone) is not yet collapsed, certain medical procedures may help your body build new blood vessels and bone cells to replace the dead ones. If AVN has progressed, hip replacement surgery may reduce your pain and give you better mobility.
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